Jewell Chapel, a weekly time of spiritual focus for the College community, is essential to the identity and mission of Jewell. Persons from across the campus are invited to prepare and share the weekly “500 Words”. The general theme for “500 Words” is spiritual growth. Speakers approach the theme in different ways. How do you define spiritual growth? What things contribute to spiritual growth? What are some obstacles or challenges to spiritual growth? Describe a time when you experienced spiritual growth? How has the Jewell experience affected your spiritual growth? Thanks to the members of our community who have contributed their “500 Words.” I hope you enjoy and are inspired by their thoughts.